With the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics just hours away, it is rather fitting that the British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently published an article questioning the need for sports drinks during exercise. For years we have heard about the importance of staying hydrated, and particularly the importance of athletes maintaining hydration for better …

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The whiff of Istanbul is firmly in my nostrils. It’s but a few days until I head off for some much needed sunshine and warmth, in that wonderful melting pot of a city, taking advantage of the new direct flights.Interior To ease my passage towards the end of the week, I popped along for lunch …

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MJ’s Verdict What better way to refuel after a 9 mile walk than to pop into a seafood place on the shore? When we arrived, I was transported back to Atlanta, Georgia and I felt like I was walking into a Scottish version of The Atlanta Fish Market. And really, except for the more ornate …

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MJ’s Verdict After a fun-filled Thursday evening that saw Blythe and I leaving our respective jobs and heading to Tea at 94 to join a book group followed by a dash down to Leith’s Sofi, we hadn’t had time for dinner and MJ + no food + wine = a heavily tipsy MJ. So with …

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A busy week reached its conclusion with a visit to Aberdour, to catch up with my recently married friends, Iain and Aileen. I wrote about the delights of their wedding reception at Loch Leven’s Larder, on Total Food Geeks. With Cake Quest’s Sarah also joining the party and the prospect of ukulele music, later on, …

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